<!DOCTYPE html><html lang="en"><head><meta charset="utf-8"><title>Printable Note - Blog - Creationist Bananas (Theo Todman's Web Page) </title><link href="../../../TheosStyle.css" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css"><link rel="shortcut icon" href="../../../TT_ICO.png" /></head> <P ALIGN="Center"><FONT Size = 3 FACE="Arial"><B><HR>Theo Todman's Web Page<HR><p>For Text Colour-conventions (at end of page): <A HREF="#ColourConventions">Click Here</a></p><U>Blog - Creationist Bananas</B></U></P> <P ALIGN="Justify"><FONT Size = 2 FACE="Arial"> The supposed  world s worst argument is a You-Tube video <I>The Atheist s Nightmare</I> (<A HREF = "https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y4yBvvGi_2A" TARGET = "_top">Link</A> (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y4yBvvGi_2A)). I found it interesting for a number of reasons. It is probably most effectively debunked by Nick Gisburne (<A HREF = "https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4HW06Wz_R74&feature=related" TARGET = "_top">Link</A> (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4HW06Wz_R74&feature=related)), though the response might have been a little more succinct. <BR><BR>In brief, the argument is that the banana is evidence for God s handiwork, given how convenient it is for humans to eat. The response is that, if this argument is valid, then why did God make such a mess of pineapples and coconuts? Secondly, naturally occurring bananas are nowhere near as nice as the cultivated forms; the only reason bananas show particular evidence of being designed for human consumption is that humans have designed them that way by selective breeding (non-natural selection). <BR><BR>The interest lies in people s reactions to the video. I d thought it was some form of spoof, but it seems it isn t, and that Ray Comfort and Kirk Cameron produce a lot of stuff like this. Also, my initial reaction was coloured by the silliness of choosing the banana as an example  it being a rather comical and rather lewd fruit  rather than immediately pouncing on the paralogisms specific to the example, rather than those that can be levelled against any argument from biological design. My wife Julie s reaction was also not very logical  she felt uncomfortable about the video, but was probably willing to be convinced. Her worries were that there must be something wrong with it, otherwise I wouldn t have shown it to her. <BR><BR>All this was sparked off by this link (<A HREF = "http://r-p-e.blogspot.co.uk/2008/12/britains-worst-argument.html" TARGET = "_top">Link</A> (http://r-p-e.blogspot.co.uk/2008/12/britains-worst-argument.html)).<FONT COLOR = "000000"></P><B>Note last updated:</B> 18/12/2010 19:58:05<BR> </P><HR> <a name="ColourConventions"></a><BR><P ALIGN="Left"><FONT Size = 2 FACE="Arial"><B><U>Text Colour Conventions</U></B><OL TYPE="1"><LI><FONT COLOR = "000000">Black</FONT>: Printable Text by me; &copy; Theo Todman, 2018<LI><FONT COLOR = "0000FF">Blue</FONT>: Text by me; &copy; Theo Todman, 2018</OL><hr><BR><a href = "../../../index.htm">Return to Home page</a><BR><B>Timestamp: 06/08/2018 09:49:08. Comments to <U>theo@theotodman.com</U>.</B></P></BODY></HTML>